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;. 2. ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA., SEPT EMBERI 1, 18 77. NO. 10
Atgesmei at Liaw,
y & COUNSELOR AT LAW,
.ee in the Courts of East and
At Clinton,L ouiana.
in the Courts of the 5th
SAttrmey at Law,
lice in the Parishes-of West
'Feliciana. and Pointe Counee.
. ATTORNEY AT LAW,
tiee in the courts of East and
Iciana and the Supreme Court of
A.sraey at Law,
It. Francisville, Louisiana.
tice in. the Parishes of West
Feliciana, and Pointe Coupee.
ORNEY AT LA W,
on the North side of the public
june 28, '76.-l1y
ICKLIFFE. C. L. FISHIIER
KLIFFE & FISHER,
Atterneys at Law,
St. Francisville, La.
practice in the Courts of West
Feliciana, Pointo Counpee and
ICIAN AND SURGEON,
Bayou Sara, Louisiana,
at residence .jule 28, '76.. ly.
Dr. E. Green Davis offers
his services to the people of
this and adjoining Parishes.
-ersaddressed to him, at his resi
il receive prompt attestion.
I will attend all calls on
the Coast, from Natchez to
New Orleans; anbi the back
, when accessabloewith a buggy.
as wishing my services, caud pro
same by addressq me, at my
D. STOCKING, D. D. S.,
'l.-ly. St. Francisville, La
mn Street, Bayou Sara, La.,
Goods, Groceries, Confections, To
Wines and Liquors.
t L. V'resinsky's old stand,]
Bayou Sara. La.,
ENABLE BOOT & SHOE MAKER
etfully solicits a share of the pub
onage and guarantees satisfaction
sa, of Camp and Common s'reets,
New Orleans. La.
MFORD & WATSON.
LRD,-Two dollars and fifty
er day. june 28,76-1y.
'Bayou Sara, Louisiana,
!ALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN
tles. Provisions, Western
lace and General Plan
MMISSION MERCH ANT
BAYOU SARA, LA.
fanbe procured by the day, weeok
Sand at reasonable rates. In
raaain the past, the table will
with the very best fare the
egrds. Elegant and well ftr
Donms. Accommodating servants
y in attendance. Patronage so
and satisfaction guaranteed.
YRAN & CO,
St. Fraseiaville, La.
- tthauu V- .on Gin
Oesrle and letail Dealers ti
dress goods, general dry goods,
ish r eod:s, clothing, boots,
1 Ae10, p.visions, hay,
, 1ld 1 Ieneral asertnlent
ina ab a glass ware.
tmarket price paid for cot
and hides .
ild respectfully inform persons
ells to dis, reourb or clean out
'bsaoe will-bo promptly attended
lrseesing the under-e4si ed through
Ofice at this place.
l B. B3RANIGAN,
at. St. Etrdncisvllle, iua"
FASHIONABLE BOOT & SHOE MAKER
St. Francisville, La.
Car enter and Undertaker,
Will' ve prompt attention to all busi
ness in his line in this andadjoiniug Par
ishes. june 28'76.-ly
TO THE PUBLIC!
Knife, Side, Box and Bias Plating done
nicely, expeditionsly and cheapy by
MISS Z. CLEVELAND,
Mirs. Turner's residence, St. Francis
pICARD & WEIL,.
Bayou Sara, La.,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
FANCY DRY GOODS,
GROCERIES AND PLANTATION SUP
]'Highest market price paid for cot
Adjoining Post Office,
Foot of the Hill, St. Francisville, La.,
Retail Dealer In
DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, HATS, CAPS,
Boots and Shoes, Glass and Wooden
Ware, Tin ware, Family and Fan
cy Groceries. Western Pro
duce and Plantation Sup
FURNITURE AND SHINGLES.
EHighest market price paid for cot
ton. July27, '76.-ly
Bayou Sara, La.,
Would respectfully call the attention
of his friends and the public generally, to
his large and superior stock of
LADIES DRESS GOODS,
PRO VISIONS, HARD WARE,
cutlery, crockery and glass ware, plows,
hoes, western produce, anu in fact every
thing necessary for famuily and plantation
use, all of whicl hlie will sell at the lo\
est possible rates. for cash. I have also
on hand a large and,varied assortment of
saddles and harness. Repairing done
ill a neat and substantial manner on short
A T. GASTRELL,
Bayou Sara, Louisiana,
PLOWS, AGRICULTURAL IMPLE
ments, Bridles, Harpuss, Hardware, Guns,
Pistols, Pumps, Pipes, Machine Fittings,
Cocks, Valves, Castings, Ropes, Hollow
Wiare, Wagon and Carriag,' .-oodwork,
Blacksmith's Materials, Etc., Etc.
TIN 'COPPER AND SHEET IRON MAN
Also Agent for the celebrated
"CHARTER OAK" STOVES,
Urie, Garrett & Cottman, Brinley, Jas.
H. Hall and other plows, Allen's Horse
Hoes, Wood's Mowing Machines, Horse
Hay Rakes, all of which I will guaran
tee to sell lower than can be purchased
Grangers and others will find it to
their advantage to call and examine my
stock and prices before puciahasing else
N . O. & BAYOU SARA U. S. MAIL
The superb passenger
J. J. Bnown...-------..---.......Master.
S. S. STIECK.-----.-- ... ..Clerk.
Leaves Bayou Sara for New Orleans
every ednesday after the arrival of the
cars tea n o vilt c, and every saturday,
at 7, p. m. Returning, leaves New Or
leans every Monday and Friday, at 5, p.m.
JOHN F. IRVINE, Agent
UNITED STATES MAIL & PASSEN
The superb passenger
Robert E. Lee.
WM. CAMPBELL ..............Master
1ill leave Bayou Sara on her upward
Itrip, every ednesday. itetur ning, will
eave Bayou Sar:a every Sunday at 7, a.
m., reaching New Orleansbefore dark the
E. d . WHITEMAN, Agent.
June 28, '76-1y.
SITED STATES MAIL STEAMER.
The magnificent passenger
T. P. LEATHERS.--..........Catain.:
J. F. MUSE.-....---- --- ---- erk
11111 pass Bayou Sara, on her upward
trip, every Sunday morning, atS o u ock.
Returning, will leave Bayou Sara every
Thursday, at 7, a. m., reaching New Or
leans before dark the same day.
E. W. WHITEMAN, Agent.
. wanted in
every town in the
South forthe cel
The easiest learned, lightest running,
most durable and popular macehine made.
Received the highest award at the Cen-.
Special inducements offered. Address
Weed Sewing Machine Co.,
No. 182 Canal Street,
New O rleans, La
Jane 1, '77.--lycar.
feliti an a $tutintl
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Personalities charged at transient adver
Yearly advertisements payable quarterly ;
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The abore scale of rates must be the basi;
of all contracts with advertising agents.
Obituaries, tributes of respect, resolutions,
etc., charged as advertisements.
A HUNT FOR AN EPITAPH.
He was a country-looking chap, with
an odd mixture of sorrow and resignatlion
on his lean countenance, he dropped up
on the startled advertising elerk with
the mysterious whisper of
"Who's gone ?" asked the clerk.
"Who in thunder's ltarier "
"My wife; she's gone."
"Gone , here?"
"Up above-died last night, want you
to put it in your next issue."
-'What ailed her ?"
"Lock-jaw. She lay for three weeks
and couldn't speak. Never had such a
quiet time in the house before. Just do
the noticdup fine, will you, and I'll sea
that everything is fixed up all right."
Accordingly the clerk scrib',led away
for a moment, handed out what he had
written for inspection, and curtly re
The bereaved husband read it over
carefully, and finally gave a sigh of
"That's all right," said he, handing
over the required specie, "but I s'pose
you could put a verse on the end, couldn't
-'Well. yes," ruminated the clerk. "I
guess so; what kind of a verse do you
"Sumthin' tender-like and sorrowful."
"How would this do " asked the clerk;
scratching his head with the end of his
A perfect female, folks did considerhber;
She's gone and left a weeping widower.
"That's kinder melancholy, reflected
the stranger, "but I reckon it's a le otle
just a leetle-too personal. Just you try
again. I don't mind puttin' up hansum
for sumthin' that'll rake folks' heart
The clerk gazed at the ceiling for a mo
ment and then suggested :
The husband lost a wife,
The children ma;
Died on Friday night,
From the lockjaw.
"Yes," broke out the mourner, wiping
his nose on a black-bordered haudkdr
chief, "but I don't own any young uns !"
"WVhat do yon think of this, then ?"
She always was contented,
At life she'd never carp,
Gone to be an angle,
And play on a golden harp.
"Don't believe that'll suit. You see
Marier couldn't even play on a planner,
an' I know a harp would stump her, sure.
Poor woman! she had a tender heart,
though, and made the most elegant bis
cuit you ever saw."
"Hanged if 1 won't have to charge you
extra," growled the clerk. "I ain't a
Lougfellow or Tennyson."
"I know," meekly replied the "weep
in' widower." "Jest try once more won't
So the clerk did try, and at last ground
out the following:
On earth could not stay Mar er.
So she died and went up higher.
Sorter irreverent, ain't it ?' anxiously
askedMarier's relict. "I reckon I wouldn't
grudge a couple of dollars for a bang-up
Thus stimulated, the-machiue looe be
came suddenly inspired and exultingly
Pry for Marler,.
A she is no more
Joined the singing seraphs
On the other ahore.
The afflicted one uneasily took a chew
of tobacco, and whispered, "Beautiful !
But here's one thing that spiles it, Marler
hadn't pany more mleody in her than an
old plow, and it's deliberate lyin to
speak of-her as a vocalist. None of them
other syrups (seraphs) you alluded to
could keep time with her."
"Well," thoughtfully remarked the dis
concerted rhymester, "if this ain't all O.
K., you will have to employ a special
poet, Pm la ed out :"
Long time she bore;
Physicians were in vain.
Lockjaw ketched her,
Death it fetched her
Gons to rise again.
."Tell yon what," enthusiasticlly ex
claimed the aidower, "'that's tip-top,
Here" your two dollars; you've airn't
them. A young man that can make up
such affectin lines as them has a glori
ous futur' before him."
And squeezing the exhausted poet's
hand, the elated speaker left in search of
a pair of black cotton gloves.
DEATH OF JULIUS D. LYONS.
RABBI OF THE SHEARITH ISRAEL SYNA
GOGUE. NEW YORK, THE MOST AR
DENT OF THE DISCIPLES OF OLD
New York correspondent of the Cincin
nati Enquirer: Julius D. Lyons, rabbi
of the Shearith Israel synagogue, on
West Nineteenth street, near Fifth aven
ue, died very suddenly at his residence
about midnight, Sunday. Lyons was in
his sixty-fourth year. For five weeks
past he has been too ill to perform the
duties of his sacred office, but his sickness
was attributed to exhaustion consequent
upon over-work, together with an affec
tion of his heart, and until the moment
he expired no fears of his death were en
tertained. During an active and labor
ious career of forty years in the Jewish
ministry he had never been seriously ill
before. In the death of Mr. Lyons, the
American Jews have lost one of the or
thodox committee. He and Rev. S. M.
Isaacs, of the Twenty-fourth street syna_
gogue, have been for nearly forty-five
years the leaders of the school, opposing
with. llttheir power and influence the ip
roads made upon the ancient Jewish ri
tualism by the new reform teachers.
Alone those two men have stood out
agailst all- attempts at innovation, pre
servingin the UnitedStates, to all intents
and puLpokes, that practiced in the ghet
tos of Europe in the middle ages. He
obsorled most rigidly all the fast-days
and festivals in the calendar; attended
the synagogue daily at sunrise, in the
afternoon, and at sunset. He would
countenance no changes in time-honored
service of the synagogue; no organ was
allowed withinits walls; its male and fe
male worshipers were obliged to sit apart.
The men were required to wear scarfs,
with the fringes of blue, and the venera
ble minister himself never took a step
within its precints without bowing be
fore the ark, the sacred receptacle of the
scrolls of the law. He is understood to
have written a for posthumous publica
tion an exhaustive history of the Jews
in America, containing extremely inter
esting facts connected with their earnest
settlement in this country. The collec
tion of facts bearing upon American Ju
daism , as with Mr. Lyons a positive
mania, and, in order to miss no point, he
kept a diary, in which he recorded every
event that happened during his forty
years residence in the United States.
These diaries alone constitute a large and
important event of great importance to
the American Jews. Of late years Mr.
Lyons took great interest in the cause
of Jewish education. He was one of the
Jewish ministers also who met recently
in conference to protest against the ex
travagant use of flowers at funerals, and
he frequently interested himself in the
cause of the poor Jews of Palestine. Of his
public tterances his sermon at the funeral
of the late Benjamin Nath an is perhaps
the best known. The congregation is very
wealthy and this is the only synagogue
supported by Jews of Spanish and Por
tuguese decent in this city. The funeral
will take place from the synagogue on
A SAN FRANCISCO TRAGEDY.
A HORRInnLE SUNDAY MORNINIG SCENE IN
San Francisco Mail, 7th.
Yesterday forenoon, about ten o'clock,
the guests of the International hotel,
Noes. 824 and 826 Kearny street, were
startled by the report ofa pistol. There
was a general rush to the second story
of the house whence the sound came.
Smoke was seen coming through theopen
window of one of the inside rooms. Be
fore any one could enter the pistol was
discharged again. The door was fohund
to be unlocked, and the people who en
tered were confronted by a horrible
scene. A man, his head in a pool of
blood, lay upon the floor, and across him
was stretched the body of a woman.
Hewashbreathing his last in unconscious
neas and she was in the agonies of death,
bnt able to speak. Her clothing on the
left side was .burning, and in a few mo
menta more both would have been wrap-I
ped in flames. The fire was quenched,
and the doctor sent for. In the mean
time, the wonan wasquestioned, and she
gasped' oat that the man had shot her,
when she died. The man was also dead.
Thiswasthe close ofan unlawful love. The
man, Henry A. Rosewarn, an English
man, forty-one years of age, was the.
superintendent of the St. Lawrence
mint, in El Dorado county, of this
State. The woman, Mrs. Jessie Lewis,
an Englishwoman, about thirty-three
yesra of age, and her husband kept a
boardinghouas in the neighborhood af
the mine. Rosewarn, a fine looking
man. and Mrs. Lewis, a handsome wo
man, became friends, although he had a
a wife and family in England, and she a
husband with her, they became too inti
mate. The husband, instead of resort
ing to the shotgun, chose the more peace
tul and prudent course of retiring from
the field, and betook himself to Los An
geles. For sundry reasons, which may
easily be conjectured, Mrs. Le' is closed
her boardinghouse, and in October last
came down to this city, put up at the
International hotel, and has lived there
ever since. From time to time Rosewarn
paid her a visit, and it is presume.
that he supported her. According to
some of Rosewarn's friends, of late the
connection became distateful to him and.
he was anxious to break it off. Mrs.
Lewis, a woman of intelligence, is said
to have made persistent efforts to get
work of some sort, that she might sup
part herself, but after doing her best
could not earn sufficient to pay her board
and lodging. She had sacrificed every
thing in the world for Rosewaru, and no
doubt to him she attribute I the blame of
her trying situation. This was bitter
enough, but added was the misery of
jealousy, and the suspicion was forced
upon her that she had met the fate that
usually overtakes a woman who throws
aside honor and friends for a man's sake-
had become a hateful burden to her lover.
On the nineteenth of last month Rose
warn arrived in the city from the mine,
and registered at the International. It
is probable that there was a scene be
tn-eeu them, for he lert the house the
next day, and up to the time of his vio
lent death, occupied other lodgings. Be
fore Rosewarq's last arrival Mrs. Lewis
hlea" always .fei6Wl le .to pay her bills
at the hotel, but during the last few
weeks she was without money, and she
grow desperate. The people of the ho
tel say that latterly she acted oddly, as
if the difficulties of her position were
driving her mad. It is known that Rose
warn gave her to understand that he
wished to sever their connection. They
were seen a few evenings ago on Kear
ny street, near the hotel, walking to
gether and talking excitedly. She sud
denly turned down a side street and left
him, but presently ran back and rejoined
him. That scene expressed the situation.
She could not and would not let him go.
He had brought her to what she was,
and she determined that she would not
be deserted and forced by poverty into
the net that opened before her. On Sat
urday she applied to Rosewarn for assist
ance. Whether he gave her money or
not is not known, but a friend of his in
formed a Mail reporter that he advised
Mrs. Lewis to retnrn to. her husband.
Yesterday morning Rosewarn, in company
with his brother and friend, walked to
ward the International. On the way he
stopped to have his boots blacked. On
entering the hotel he paused in the office
a few minutes and talked with a gentle
man, saying, among other things, that
he thought he should go to church that
day. Then telling his brother that he
would be down presently, he went brisk
ly up stairs. About ten minutes after
ward the pistol-shot was heard. Not
withstanding the dying statement of the
woman there is hardly a doubt that it
was she who shot him and herself. Eve
rything goes to show this. An examina
tion of the bodies by the coroner showed
a wound in the back of Rosewarn's head,
where it would be next to impossible
that he could shoot himself. She was
shot in the left side, and the weapon was
held so close that the powder set fire to
her clothing. The revolver was found
lying upon her body, and she lay upon
the corpse of her seducer. Although her
friends assert that she did not have a
pistol in her possession, a search of
the room resulted in the finding of a box
of cartridges in a reticule belonging to
her, andl the cartridges fitted the cham
bers of the revolver. On the table before
which the body of Rosewarn was found ly
ing, and atwhichhe wasnodoubt sitting,
a sheet of paper, on which, in pencil, and
writing, was the beginning of a letter to
the woman's husband, beginning, "My
dear George." From the end of the final
"e" a long pencil-scrawl wasidrawn down
the paper, as if the writer had been shot
while in the very act of writing, and
the fingers had retained their hold upon
the pencil as he fell backward. That he
did fall backward was evident, as the
back of the chair was broken off by his
weight. There is, therefore, little doubt
Rosewarn went to the despr.toe woman's
room for the purpose of having a decisive
interview, ana that he rencwced his ad.
• & "
vice that they should separate, and that
she should endeavor tQ.make. her peace
with her husband. Insisting upon this,
he sat down to pen a letter making
that proposal. , -t:..;lAn- pe. they
had both wronged. It weald be bhrd to
conceive ahything -that wola s ooner
make a fiend of a woman.than .uch a
suggestion from the man ior roint she
bad forsaken a hushand, idith it:WI at
the moment that the outraged emBatrse
saw her seducer sit down to coolly ~n
such a message to 'the busbiand that
she sent the ball erashing-into hias.asin,
and then turned the pistol upon Lesself.
The hotel people say that M1a. EL is
was an exceedingly plessant mtd:l y
like woman, although alwaye. ,Lther
melancholy and. lattekly a little wl)d- md
excitable in manner.. Hedr bpdy lies at
the morgue. The remains of Rosewarn
were at Gray's undertaking.house. The
coroner will hold an inquest to-day.
I An editor is the happiest being on
ear.h. He has little or' nothing to do,
and his pay is all that heart equld wish.
His sanctum, with its Persian rugs, and
Turkish carpets, its costly rosewood far
niture, its magnificent mirrors, A# beau.
tiful pictures, its complete library .of
splendid bound books, its bikelyt stocked
with the finest of wines, liqours and ci
gars, which cost him but a puff or two,
its silver bell to summon an attendant
whenever a julep or cocktail is want
ed, and, in abort, with its everything
that human ingenuity can devise for his
comfort and pleasure, is a perfect para
disc, where he site on lounges and reigns
a young lord, with the world or pleasure
and fashion at his feet. And then any
body can be an editor-no study, no pre
paration, no brains, nothing but a little
money to start with, and once started
the money pours in upon you in a steady
stream, and the chief labor of your life is
to spend it. As for the labor of editing
a newspaper, that is mere moonshine.
A mnere glance at the columns of a news
paper is enough to convince you that it
requires no labor to edit it, and less
brains. It is certainly a glorious life,
that of an editor; a life of luxurions easol
and of elegant leisure-a life for the gods,
filled, like that of the young lover in his
first stweet dream of requited love, with
lutes and rose leaves and moonbeams.
"Whilb not a wave of trouble rolls
Across his peaceful breast,"
and that all men are not editors is one of
the strangest things beneath the stars.
True, there must be doctors and lawyers,
merchants and shoemakers, and peanut
dealers and the like, and all these call
ings must be filled by somebody, but
there are enough to fill them, and why
they don't become editors and lead the
life of opulent princes is a thing that
stagggers us. But after all, it may be
that it is a matter of taste. It may be
repugnant to some natures to be clothed
in purple and fine linen and fare sump
tuously every day, and of course it would
never do for such a nature to become an
editor; the ife of ease and elegance and
luxury, and exemption, from all care and
toil and debts and duns, would soon be
come a bore to him, and he would spend
his nights in dreaming of plows and
pitchforks and reaping machines, and
squander his days in devising some 'plan
for swapping places for a blacksmith's
apprentice or a street-car driver.
_- - -
SOUL HAIIowING.-A London
dispatch of August 15th says-:
Th6 Times's Bellary correspon-f
dent, describing the awful effects o
the famine in southern India, says
the great bulk of the people are
now emaciated, their ribs are stick
ing out in pain!ul prominence, and
their skins covered with a dirty
looking desquamation of cuticle,
described in the Irish famine of
1846-7, by Dr. Donovan, as a ..pe.
culiar famine eruption. If we
look at the thousands of people
collected on the relief works, these
famine-marks are of almost univer
sal prevalence. The superintes.d
ouet of the relief operations in Adoni
reports that thejourney over one of
his roads resembled a path of tho
great battles in numbers of the
dead and dying. If the people had
been smitten by local outbreaks of
cholera in ordinary times they
would have flead from the work'
and never returned, but so severe
is the pressure or food that none
coruld afford to leave the works and
lose their pay even for a single
8i*The United States, with a
population of about 45,000,000.
produces about 84* bushels of ce'
reals to each inhabi tant, while Eu.
rope, with a population of 297 -
0;0,000, produee" only about 16.a
ushels to each person.
i Misery loven company---eo do
Syoung umarriageable girls.